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Meaning of SCURF

Pronunciation:  skurf

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin
  2. [n]  (botany) a covering that resembles scales or bran that covers some plant parts

SCURF is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: exfoliation, scale
 See Also: bit, chip, dander, dandruff, flake, fleck, scrap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Scurf\, n. [AS. scurf, sceorf, or from Scand.; cf. Sw.
skorf, Dan. skurv, Icel. skurfur, D. schurft, G. schorf; all
akin to AS. scurf, and to AS. sceorfan to scrape, to gnaw, G.
sch["u]rfen to scrape, and probably also to E. scrape. Cf.
1. Thin dry scales or scabs upon the body; especially, thin
   scales exfoliated from the cuticle, particularly of the
   scalp; dandruff.

2. Hence, the foul remains of anything adherent.

         The scurf is worn away of each committed crime.

3. Anything like flakes or scales adhering to a surface.

         There stood a hill not far, whose grisly top Belched
         fire and rolling smoke; the rest entire Shone with a
         glossy scurf.                         --Milton.

4. (Bot.) Minute membranous scales on the surface of some
   leaves, as in the goosefoot. --Gray.